20 Inspirational Quotes From The Wealthiest Africans

In the spirit of self-motivation, here are 20 inspirational quotes from a few members of Forbes Richest Africans.

20 Inspirational Quotes From The Wealthiest Africans

1. Aliko Dangote (Nigeria)

20 Inspirational Quotes From The Wealthiest Africans
“If you don’t have ambition, you shouldn’t be alive”. – Aliko Dangote

2. Aliko Dangote (Nigeria)

“Every morning when I wake up, I make up my mind to solve as many problems, before retiring home”. – Aliko Dangote

3. Johann Peter Rupert (South Africa)

“As you start out in life, it is important that you know at least something about everything, but as you get older it is important that you know everything about something”. – Johann Rupert

4. Mike Adenuga (Nigeria)

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“The harder you work, the luckier you get.” – Mike Adenuga

5. Stephen Saad (South Africa)

“In Life, you don’t get anywhere or do anything you hope to without some sort of sacrifice.” – Stephen Saad

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6. Isabel Dos Santos (Angola)

​”I think there are a lot of people with family connections but who are actually nowhere. If you are hardworking and determined, you will make it and that’s the bottom line. I don’t believe in an easy way through.” – Isabel Dos Santos

7. Patrice Motsepe (South Africa)

“One has to set high standards… I can never be happy with mediocre performance.” – Patrice Motsepe

8. Folorunso Alakija (Nigeria)

20 Inspirational Quotes From The Wealthiest Africans

“Rome was not built in a day. As you continue to struggle to make ends meet, somewhere, somehow, you will make it.” – Folorunso Alakija

9. Sudhir Ruparelia (Uganda)

“I own quite a lot and I have worked very hard for it”. – Sudhir Ruparelia

10. Hakeem Belo-Osagie (Nigeria)

“In today’s world, paradoxically, it is the boldest action that is often the safest. Remaining where you are in a world that is changing so rapidly is in fact the most dangerous of all places to be in”. – Hakeem Belo- Osagie

11. Hakeem Belo-Osagie (Nigeria)

“Failure is a good thing” – Hakeem Belo-Osagie

12. Folorunsho Alakija (Nigeria)

“It’s essential to draw up a “things to do” list on a daily basis and set priorities in executing them, making sure that any unfinished task get posted to the next day’s list”. – Folorunsho Alakija

13. Reginald Mengi (Tanzania)


“I grew up in poverty, but I always saw it as a challenge. The good thing is that you can surmount a challenge if you are willing to pay the price. The price is hard work”. – Reginald Mengi

14. Mohammed Dewji (Tanzania)

“People in Tanzania look at my wealth and think I must be sunbathing and playing golf all day. But I work really hard. I put in a hundred hours a week. It’s a never stopped game. You can never say I’ve worked hard enough now”. – Mohammed Dewji

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15. Strive Masiyiwa (Zimbabwe)

“A vision on its own is not enough. Hard work dedication is required to make that vision a reality” – Strive Masiyiwa

16. Vimal Shah (Kenya)

“Today is the beginning of the Rest of your Life! You are the Pilot of your life! Lock in your destination; take off to it, from where you are!” – Vimal Shah

17. Folorunsho Alakija (Nigeria)

“Persevere – Never give up! Today’s world enjoys electricity because of those who did not give up!” – Folorunso Alakija

18. Aliko Dangote (Nigeria)

“In whatever you do, strive to be the best at it” – Aliko Dangote

19. Strive Masiyiwa (Zimbabwe)

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“Whether you’re a farmer, builder or engineer, the opportunities are equal: Just add a little innovation” – Strive Masiyiwa

20. Ashish Thakkar (Uganda)

“Money should never be a measurement for anything”. – Ashish Thakkar


Uzonna Anele
Uzonna Anele
Anele is a web developer and a Pan-Africanist who believes bad leadership is the only thing keeping Africa from taking its rightful place in the modern world.


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